Convoy takes to the streets for ninth year

Camp Quality's Convoy Geelong will once again roll through the streets of Geelong to raise money for kids and families battling cancer. (Supplied)

The streets will be full of blaring horns and massive trucks as Camp Quality’s Convoy Geelong returns for its ninth year.

Close to 200 trucks will travel 43km through Lara, Corio, Waurn Ponds and Geelong from Beckley Park on February 18 to raise money for kids and their families impacted by cancer.

Camp Quality’s Sandie Hall said the funds raised by the event would go towards life-changing programs and services and help “change the cancer story for kids and their families”.

“Camp Quality’s Convoy Geelong is a coming together of members of the trucking community, with some motorbikes as well, who fundraise practically all year round for our kids and families,” she said.

“I’m most excited about when the Convoy starts to leave, and I can’t wait to look at the kids’ faces as they hear the noise and the trucks take off.

“These families are going through some of their darkest days, so to give them even half a day where they can marvel at some incredible trucks will help them relax and reconnect.”

Ms Hall said the impacted kids and families were “at the heart” of the event, and she was thankful for the efforts of the trucking community.

“It’s the first event since before COVID where we’ve invited camp quality kids and families. So, we’ll have more than 200 kids and their parents at the event,” she said.

“They’re (truck drivers) very proud of their vehicles, what they do and the contributions they make. When it comes to family and community ties, they just want to help.”

More information about the Convoy and how to donate is available online through the Camp Quality’s Convoy Geelong website.